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"burning" in British English

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burningadjective

uk   /ˈbɜː.nɪŋ/ us   /ˈbɝː.nɪŋ/
  • burning adjective (ON FIRE)

B1 producing flames: A man staggered from the burning car.

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  • burning adjective (HOT)

very hot: burning sand Suddenly she felt a burning (sensation) (= feeling of heat) in her throat.
(Definition of burning from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burning" in American English

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burningadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈbɜr·nɪŋ/
hot, or flaming: Fire engines surrounded the burning house.
fig. Burning also means of extreme interest or importance: Building the new school is a burning local issue. You have to have a burning desire to win.
(Definition of burning from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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